May 3, 2014 3:00am PDT
. >>> developing now, new and deadly battles in ukraine and the u.s. delivers another warning to russia. a live report ahead. >>> the woman at the center of the donald sterling debacle now says he is not a racist. the role she's playing in his life today. >>> what led to one woman's gutt feeling that in the end prevented a teen's potential gun mele and massacre. the backstory behind her 911 call. >>> it's called the most exciting two minutes in sports. the kentucky derby. dylan dreyer reports on america's biggest horse race set to run in just hours.
Apr 30, 2014 1:00am PDT
is increasing diplomatic sanctions on russia. turns out that is popular. 53% of americans approve of increasing sanctions on russia. the president's republican critics like john mccain keep demanding we send weapons to arm the ukrainians. president obama rejected that advice. no, we are not going to send military supplies and weapons to ukraine. turns out that decision by president obama is even more popular than the sanctions thing. 62% of americans approve of us not sending weapons to ukraine. so, between the u.s. not starting a new war ourselves, not sending weapons to ukraine, pursuing sanctions instead. all of the policies are popular, popular, and more popular! and here's why stepping into the white house makes your hair turn gray instantly. because even though all of these things that the white house is doing, all of them decisions they have made on ukraine are hugely supported by big majorities of the american people. look, president's handling of ukraine is very unpopular. only 34% of americans approve of president obama's handling of the ukraine even though americans like every specif
Apr 29, 2014 1:00am PDT
more sanctions against russia for what the white house described as russia's continued illegal intervention and provocative actions in ukraine. this is the third escalation of not war tactics, sanctions against russia over the issue of ukraine. among the seven russian officials targeted today is this guy, the man here in close quarters with president vladimir putin, a former deputy prime minister to mr. putin and he now heads up the russian state-owned oil company, the biggest oil company in the world. if president obama does ramp up sanctions even further, the most aggressive option that he's got is to take actions not just against individuals, but against the whole russian oil and gas sector, which accounts for more than half of that country's economy. so far president obama has not done that, but as of today he has targeted that guy. he has targeted the head of russia's oil company. he's targeted him personally as an individual. even while the american company exxon continues to announce yet further partnerships with that same russian company, whose chief executive has just